If you’re not sure where to start, consider a storybook. The Magic of You storybooks by Sensitive Matters make talking about donor-conception much easier. Each story is customised to your unique family scenario with photos or avatars (depending on your choice of book) to bring the story to life in a customised way. Names can be added and changed and text can be altered to fit the discussions you have at home. Importantly, Sensitive Matters have books to fit any family scenario: solo parents, same-sex parents, donor-egg conception, sperm donor conception, surrogacy, adoption, foster parents and many other family set-ups.
Children of all ages love stories, especially when they relate to the characters within the pages and by reading a customised story, children more readily grasp the narrative.
Related: To find out more about how to create a customised storybook for donor-conceived children, you can read our article here.